Monday, February 11, 2013

Will 2013 Be The Year Rodgers Gets Paid?

I'm glad to see that the Green Bay Packers' contract negotiations with QB Aaron Rodgers aren't being aired out in the media. If he has any complaints, he's keeping them private:
Rodgers is scheduled to be paid $9.75 million in 2013, which is about half the annual contract value paid to Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. I'm a little surprised the Packers didn't address this last year, but Brees signed his new contract so late (last July) that it was probably was too hard to wait for him to sign and fit a similar deal under the 2012 salary cap for Rodgers.

This situation seems to be playing out similar to Tom Brady's contract in 2010. He played until 2010 under a six-year contract he signed in 2004. Rodgers is currently signed to a six year contract through the 2014 season. The good news is that it all ended well in New England; Brady signed an extension in 2010 that made him the highest paid player (at that time). I'd expect the same for Rodgers and the Packers.

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